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  • September 25DGS girls swim meet at Morton high school at 5:00 P.M.
  • September 25Key club meeting at 3:30 P.M. in room C264
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  • September 25Yearbook club meeting Sept. 27 at 3:30 P.M. in room C194
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  • September 25Homecoming talent show auditions Sept. 25 at 3:30 P.M. in auditorium
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  • September 25DGS plays Hinsdale South at Hinsdale South high school Sept. 29 at 7:30 P.M.
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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


TeKavin Russell

TeKavin Russell, Graphics/Photo Editor

The Senior icon-legend, TeKavin Russell is a Graphics/Photo Editor for the Blueprint, and this being his last year at DGS he has promised to make his impact in the little time he has left.

The most important thing that people like about TeKavin Russell is that he is unapologetically himself. He lives by the attitude of not caring about what anybody have to say and is going to “do him” regardless.

Russell is involved with sports such as cross country and track & field. His passion is music, rather, performing or creating it. Providing him with the desire to go to New York after high school for acting and musical theater.

One thing Russell enjoys doing is writing whether it’s a story, song, or poetry. Russell believes that having the opportunity to create your thoughts and bring them to life is the best power in writing. Supporting his dreams of being an entertainer, Russell never fails to excite the crowd around him.

All content by TeKavin Russell
This photo was taken at senior night where Eugene received his jersey with his name on it.

In Memory of DGS Senior Eugene Johnson

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[Video] The Blueprint Lyric Video

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Junior Blake Nickles spiking the ball during warmups before the game.

2023 Varsity Volleyball

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PattyOs newest album is all about his experiences of improving his rap skills.

Alumni Patrick O’Neil drops debut mixtape

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5 year old TeKavin Russell was drastically different then the TeKavin he is now.

My life outside of the spotlight

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Nicki Minaj has a lasting impact not only on me, but millions of Barbz worldwide.

Inside of a Barb’s head

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Steppers prepare for competition

Steppers prepare for competition

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